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The stories of Raymond Carver : a critical study

Author: Kirk Nesset
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, ©1995.
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Raymond Carver, known in some circles as the "godfather of minimalism," has been credited by many as the rejuvenator of the once-dying American short story. Drawing on representative tales from each of Carver's major volumes of fiction, Nesset's critical exploration leads us deep into the heart of Carver country, an eerie post-industrial world of low-rent survivors. In this comprehensive study of Carver, Nesset  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nesset, Kirk.
Stories of Raymond Carver.
Athens : Ohio University Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)621944384
Named Person: Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver; Raymond Carver
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kirk Nesset
ISBN: 0821410997 9780821410998 0821411004 9780821411001
OCLC Number: 30893988
Description: 131 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "This Word Love" : sexual politics and silence in Will you Please be Quiet, Please --
Less is more: the power of style in What we Talk About When we Talk About Love --
Insularity and self-enlightenment in Cathedral --
"Things Clearly Within my Power" : communication and control in the last stories.
Responsibility: Kirk Nesset.

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Raymond Carver, known in some circles as the "godfather of minimalism," has been credited by many as the rejuvenator of the once-dying American short story. Drawing on representative tales from each of Carver's major volumes of fiction, Nesset's critical exploration leads us deep into the heart of Carver country, an eerie post-industrial world of low-rent survivors. In this comprehensive study of Carver, Nesset discusses the relationship of minimalism and postmodern trends and the rise of new realism. By locating Carver in the gallery of American letters, Nesset shows him to be at once more simple and more complex than we might have believed, skillfully laying the groundwork for Carver studies to come.

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